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MONDAY, Mar. 31. (HealthDay News) -- Have questions about seasonal allergies now that spring is on the horizon? Join @HealthDayEditor on Twitter, Wed. Apr. 2, with HealthDay's Chief Medical Officer @DrCindyHaines and @MayoClinic when we co-host a conversation to discuss everything from common allergens in the spring to how allergies are different for children when compared to adults. We will be joined by experts from UCLA Health, Cleveland Clinic, The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Mt. Sinai Hospital, National Jewish Health, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

This Twitter Chat, moderated by health journalist @BrophyMarcus via @HealthDayEditor, will address topics such as how seasonal allergies vary depending on where you live, how to get diagnosed and what types of over-the-counter and prescription medications can help. You're invited to join the conversation on Wednesday, Apr. 2 at 1 p.m. EST.

For a full hour, follow along for details on the types of tests available to determine if you have an allergy, what you can do to prevent symptoms, and what do if you have serious allergies. We will also provide helpful resources so that you can enjoy spring and the outdoors.

Date: Wednesday, Apr. 2, 2014

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET

Hashtag: #AllergyChat

Participants: @DrCindyHaines, @MayoClinic, @NHanson22, @UCLAHealth, @ClevelandClinic, @AAAAI_org, @MassEyeandEar, @OSUWexMed, @wheezensneeze, @MountSinaiNYC, @NJHealth, and @DrJoshK

Hosts: @HealthDayEditor and @MayoClinic

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